Carla: Well, well. What have we here?
Darla: Looks like someone here is unclear on how things are run in this town, boss.
Marla: [raises chin, menacingly.]
Carla: You mean someone doesn't know that this is OUR department store, Darla?
Darla: Looks that way, boss.
[Marla's silence, is, if anything, more unnerving than the rough voices of Carla and Darla.]
Carla: I'm sure these … girls … didn't mean any harm. And I'm sure they feel so terrible about trespassing that they'd like to make it up to us, don't you think so, Darla?
Darla: Makes sense to me, boss.
Carla: So if these ladies just hand over their new lipsticks, I think we'll call it a simple misunderstanding, right, Darla?
Darla: I'm sure they'll agree, boss.
[Marla starts humming under her breath. It may or may not be the Toreador song from Carmen.]
Carla: [examines lipsticks.] Very, very nice, ladies. I commend your excellent taste, if not your senses of direction. Have a lovely day.
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